Jump to content


 Welcome to FlyTyingForum.com


FlyTyingForum.com is the largest fly tying community in the world and we hope you take a moment to register for a free account and join this amazingly friendly and helpful group of anglers. FTF has over 12,000 registered members that have made over 300,000 posts and have uploaded over 6,000 patterns to our exclusive fly pattern database!

If you are an experienced fly tier or just starting out FTF is the perfect place to call home. Click Here To Register for a Free Account

Fly Pattern Database / Browse by Topics / Browse by Material / Fly Tying Bench Database / Fly Fishing & Tying Videos / FTFCurrent(NEW!)
Featured Products: Fly Tying Hooks / Fly Tying Scissors / Waterproof Fly Boxes
Photo

Fly tying silk from GB

silk

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 SpokaneDude

SpokaneDude

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 108 posts

Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:39 PM

Has anybody had any experience with Piper's Silk from the UK?  They claim fly fishermen use their silk for fly tying; just wondering if anybody on this forum has any experience using it...



#2 Piker20

Piker20

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,855 posts

Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:28 PM

I have some. Not a patch on true Japanese silk but I used some for fishing flies and I think for the price its good. If you feel you need silk in your pattern its worth a shot.
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

Based Scottish Highlands. UK

MUSTAD The wise anglers choice.

#3 Piker20

Piker20

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,855 posts

Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:30 PM

Meant to add, I'd be gobsmacked if you can't find cheaper in US. It always seems US have far better resource for all things tying than we do in UK.
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

Based Scottish Highlands. UK

MUSTAD The wise anglers choice.

#4 phg

phg

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,305 posts

Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:37 PM

When I use silk, I usually use Pearsalls Gossamer.  It costs around $5.50 for an 45 meter spool.  For rod building, I use YLI 100 silk that comes in a 200 meter spool.  It's a bit thicker than Gossamer, though, and probably not what you want for fly tying.